Ali Fedotowsky fell for Roberto Martinez on the 2010 season of "The Bachelorette," but has now opened up about why she left him in November.
"I wouldn't be being truthful if I said this came out of nowhere," Fedotowsky told People magazine. "We definitely had been having problems. But I had always believed that we could work it out."
After their on-screen courtship, the two announced their engagement but did not set a date. In August, Fedotowsky said their wedding was postponed, citing a leg injury she had suffered weeks earlier.
"We both realized we were unhappy more than we were happy," Fedotowsky continued. "And we both deserved more."
The couple announced their split on November 21, but did not offer a reason for the break up.
"Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez have ended their relationship," her spokesperson told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Monday, November 21. "As they go through this difficult time, we ask that you respect the couple's privacy."
The two had moved to San Diego after filming the sixth season of "The Bachelorette." Fedotowsky, a local television news correspondent, and Martinez appeared together at the Reality Rocks Expo in Los Angeles in April and were all smiles as they talked to OnTheRedCarpet.com. When asked when they would tie the knot, Fedotowsky said: "Some time in this lifetime."
People magazine, which first carried the report of the split, quoted Fedotowsky as saying in October that she and Martinez "are still figuring out our lives as individuals."
The 16th season of ABC's original dating reality series, "The Bachelor" is set to air on Jan. 2, 2011 and stars "Bachelorette" alum Ben Flajnik.